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and killed by other security guards. the taliban have claimed responsibility saying they had been working with the killer for, quote, some time." awk was an infamous power broker in kandahar province, a key province and the spiritual home of the taliban and considered to be a part of the drug trade but u.s. and nato officials say they needed him, a stabilizing figure and an otherwise unstable region. his death leaves behind a power vacuum and is considered a big victory for the taliban, anne? >> thank you so much. >>> another milestone up in space today as two residents of the international space station stepped outside to retrieve a broken ammonia pump so it could be returned to earth for examination. it was the final space walk of the american shuttle era. meantime, the landing plan for the atlantis has changed and it's now scheduled to touch down before dawn on july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> poignant moments in palm desert, california, where represents of the current and six previous first families attended a memorial service for betty ford, who died friday at the age of 93
money has been indirectly funneled to the taliban. the report which focuses on a more than $2 billion transportation contract says there have been cases of money laundering and kickbacks given to afghan officials and police. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton says a senior north korean official will visit the u.s. this week to discuss the possible resumption of long-stalled talks on ending pyongyang's nuclear program. >>> sources say congressman david wu will not run for re-election but won't resign despite allegations the oregon democrat had an unwanted sexual encounter with a teenage girl. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is seeking an ethics investigation into the accusation. >>> and astronomers have found the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected. the water is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the earth's oceans. it surrounds a huge black hole more than 12 billion light years away. >>> now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new study suggests many uninformed voters cast their ballots based on candidates'
killed one of his close advisers, as well as a member of parliament. the taliban is claiming responsibility. it comes less than a week after the assassination of karzai's half-brother. >>> some terrifying moments in canada, when a sudden and violent storm caused the main stage in ottawa blues festival to collapse. the performing band, cheap trick, managed to escape unharmed, but at least five stage volunteers were hurt, one seriously. >>> and, first it was mila kunis, then justin timberlake. now 90-year-old actress betty white has been invited to the marine corp ball. in a youtube video, sergeant ray lewis called the legendary golden girl funny, sweet and mature, the all-around perfect woman. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,479, after gaining 42 points on friday. the s&p rose 7 points. the nasdaq climbed 27. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei added 38 points. but in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 70. this week, along with the future of america's economy, traders on wall street will
. it makes it more important to me. >> david petraeus said the focus on troops will move from taliban stronghold to the border of pakistan. he will turn over the forces on july 18. >> congress returns from its holiday break as the clock continues to tick towards the august 2 default deadline. kate amara has more. >> with time running out, there is now talk of a temporary measure. congress comes back to work today. the senate cancelling this week's planned recess. on august 2, the government will run out of money to pay its bills. chances are a deal was not done this week. >> there is a lot of discussion that has to take place before signing on the dotted line. a lot of the senate will be in session. this is for a show as much for anything. >> democrats are pushing for spending reductions along with billions of dollars in new revenue. republicans insist the plan cannot include tax increases. >> this is a situation unlike any i've seen it in my years following the federal budget. the most important reason is that compromise is not acceptable. >> there are suggestions now that both sides
to tribal leaders as well as the local taliban to bring them to the negotiating table. but in the end it was the taliban who have claimed responsibility for his death. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> u.s. relations with pakistan are getting icier as drone attacks are intensifying following this suspension of one-third of u.s. military aide to pakistan. u.s. slammed pakistan's reluctance to fight afghan militants along its border. >>> a government accountability report released today finds the system for detecting medicaid and medicare fraud are inadequate and underused. billion of dollars and claims are paid out each year, according to the report. >>> final spacewalk of the nasa era is conducted today. two space station residents will execute the walk to retrieve a broken pump. meantime, the landing plan for the "atlantis" has changed. it will now touchdown in the predawn houring of july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> meantime, all eyes are going to be on sergeant scott moore at the marine corps ball this november when he shows up with movie star mila kunis on his arm. he
of kandahar overnight. the taliban claimed responsibility. this as u.s. officials issue new warnings that the death of osama bin laden ratcheted up the risk of anti-american violence worldwide. the counter terrorism remain optimistic saying that al qaeda is on the brink op all-out collapse. >>> house democrat has been arrested outside the white house during the protest against u.s. immigration policy. it was the second time the congressman from illinois had been arrested at a white house demonstration. he has since been released. >>> meantime, congressman david wu from oregon now says he will resign as soon as the debt ceiling crisis is resolved after allegations of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old girl. >>> senators are blasting airlines for hiking ticket prices as the faa undergo a partial shut down, this after congress failed to pass legislation last week to keep the agency fully operational. and while the faa is on hold, airlines are not able to collect ticket taxes which add up to $200 million per week, so they started raising fares without authorization. >>> now let's head
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